The Mystique of the All Blacks

Rugby is still fairly unknown in Norway, but it is hugely popular in many English-speaking countries. One of these is New Zealand. The national team, the All Blacks, are loved by New Zealanders. On page 234 you can learn more about the rules of rugby and the special aura surrounding the All Blacks. After reading, do the tasks in your textbook and below.

All Blacks players wave to fans during a parade by the team through Wellington in 2015, following their Rugby World Cup win against Australia All Blacks players wave to fans during a parade by the team through Wellington in 2015, following their Rugby World Cup win against Australia

Videos: The Haka

Video:1 All Blacks perform the haka vs. Argentina in the Rugby World Championship in 2015. 

Video 2: The haka: Why do the All Blacks do it and what does it mean? 

Video 3: The Maori Performing Arts Company demonstrate the dance.